SW8132 : Falmouth Docks - MV Athena

taken 6 years ago, near to Falmouth, Cornwall, Great Britain

Falmouth Docks - MV Athena
Falmouth Docks - MV Athena
When I took this photograph, little did I realise that I was capturing a serious piece of maritime history.
The MV Athena, now registered in Madeira, originally entered service in 1948 as the 11650 GRT transatlantic liner MS Stockholm of the Swedish America Line. This vessel became a household name on 25-7-1956 when she collided with the Italian liner Andrea Doria in fog near the Nantucket Shoals Lightship. The Stockholm survived despite having her bow sheared off but the pride of the Italian fleet capsized and sank. See - LinkExternal link

In 1994 she was purchased by an Italian company and rebuilt on the original ice-strengthened hull as a 16,144 GRT cruise ship with a modern profile. The Gotaverken diesels were replaced with a pair of 7500 horsepower Wartsila diesels good for 17 knots. She can carry 550 passengers. See - LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 5 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 12 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 8153 3254 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:9.1544N 5:3.5763W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 8153 3242
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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